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Tyler Johnson is congratulated by coach Joe Pavlicheck after scoring a touchdown in a game last week in Prescott. Tyler, a seventh-grader at Prescott Middle School, has Fragile X syndrome, a disease that means he has cognitive disabilities. Photo by Mark Waters

Touchdown scored by Prescott middle schooler counted for more than just six points

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The best night of Tyler Johnson's 13-year-old life came last week. There's no question about it.

His Prescott Middle School football team lost its game to River Falls, but for Tyler the result of the game mattered little. He scored a touchdown, and a memorable one at that.


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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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